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Chris Elley receiving the Young alumni rising star award for 2017.

Young Alumni Rising Star 2017

Chris Elley received the Young Alumni Rising Star award for 2017 at Mass Comm Week from director, Dr. Judy Oskam.

university star alumni with new director, Laura Krantz

University Star Alumni

Alumni from the University Star visited the newsroom with new director, Laura Krantz.

Paul Alexander
News Director


Mary Rose Brown
Executive Vice President
NuStar Energy L.P.


Gloria Campos
Former News Anchor


Tony Dieste
Founder and Chairman
Dieste, Inc., Part of Omnicom Group


Chris Elley


Vera Fischer
President and Founder
97 Degrees West


Don Flores
Flores Media and Consulting


Bruce Gaultney
Graduate Student at Texas State
Former Publisher
Austin Monthly | Austin Home


Rebecca Gough
Independent Public Relations Consultant


Harold Gunn
Producer / Co-Host
Texas Outdoor News & The Automotive Reporter

Debbie Hiott
Executive Editor
Austin American-Statesman


Carrie A. Hurt
President and CEO


Col. Ed Komandowsky
Retired Public Information Officer
Texas National Guard


Susan Komandowsky
Retired Journalism Teacher
Round Rock ISD


Patti Kelly Niewolny
PR Director
Kendra Scott


Mike Kickirillo
Senior Director of Broadcasting
Spurs Sports and Entertainment


Denise Malan
Senior Training Director


Kristin Marcum
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations


Larry Meyer
Director, Creative Services


Dara Quackenbush
Independent Public Relations Consultant


Kerri Qunell
Chief Marketing Officer
Trinity Episcopal School
Adjunct Marketing Professor
St. Edward's University


Chris Sommer
News Anchor
KRLD, Dallas-Fort Worth


Julie Springer-Holmes

Communications & Public Relations Strategist, Technology Oversight & Coordination
Saudi Armco
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Ann Stevens
BioMed SA


Michelle Stone
Product Manager


Mary Ann Stutts
Professor Emerita of Marketing
Texas State University


Michael Vela
Senior Projects Manager
City of San Antonio Tricentennial Commission


Annie Werner
Graduate Student at Sarah Lawrence College
Former Managing Editor and
Product Specialist